Why Was It Difficult To Romance With Shah Rukh Khan, Taapsee Pannu Reveals

Taapsee Pannu recently in an interview revealed that she found it difficult to romance superstar Shah Rukh Khan in Rajkumari Hirani’s recent directorial Dunki.

Taapsee Pannu and Shah Rukh Khan has received a lot of appraise for their on-screen chemistry in the movie Dunki. The amazing love story between them in the film touched the hearts of their fans.

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Taapsee Pannu on romancing with Shah Rukh Khan in the movie Dunki

Recently, Taapsee shared her thoughts on portraying a romantic relationship with SRK in the movie and explained why it posed a challenge for her.

She said, “Actually, when your eyes meet, when he is looking at you with those expressions, you immediately have that déjà vu of those classic romantic films that he has done and we have loved him in those films. So you slip into that memory of what you have seen of him in the movies and have loved so much. Since most of our scenes were together, during the initial days when he kept looking at me very lovingly, it was very hard to not freeze in that moment.”

Taapsee Pannu and Shah Rukh Khan in the movie Dunki

She added, “I had to constantly keep shaking myself after the first couple of meetings, like, come back to reality…. he’s just sitting there in front of me’. It was never like anybody got to know about it or I shared it with anyone because it’ll be very odd if I do that. I don’t want to mess it up in any way. So you’re putting up this very confident and brave front, but you know, mentally, you are in a certain danger looking at him.”

During her interview, she talked about her experience with Shah Rukh Khan on the movie. She said that when you watch his films back, all of the brief sequences and memorable moments he’s brought to the screen—from his language to his songs—create a good mental loop.

But when you get to know him in person, he doesn’t come across as very threatening. He is a really personable and cordial individual.

Dunki was released on December 21 after several promotional drops, including trailers and song releases.